What is a ‘smart village? How can we ensure that people in rural villages have access to energy, connectivity, education and jobs? Hear from experts in the fields of energy, science, entrepreneurship and finance, including the Tanzania Renewable Energy Association, the Tanzania Academy of Science, Practical Action, Solar Aid, Global Village Energy Partnership, the Swedish… […]
Warmest thanks to everyone who participated in this initial Smart Villages workshop, to our Swedish colleagues who have been such great partners in this endeavour, and to the Tanzania Academy of Sciences which has taken a strong interest along with the Kenya Academy of Sciences. We will have taken away different memories but one of… […]
On Day 2 of the Smart Villages Arusha Workshop, the core focus in the first session was energy uses in rural villages. This session began with a fascinating presentation by Simon Bartlett of Coca-Cola, who described their concept for an ‘EKOCENTER’ which would help a female entrepreneur bring clean water, electricity, connectivity and other services to… […]
The first day of the Smart Village Workshop in Tanzania (3 June 2014) gathered experts from science, the private sector, government, NGOs and policymakers to discuss off-grid village energy in East Africa. The workshop launched with a speech from Mr Lutengano Mwakahesya of the Tanzania Rural Energy Agency, who highlighted Tanzania’s aim to become a middle-income country by… […]
In this video, Dr Bernie Jones describes the aims of the Smart Villages workshop in Arusha in June 2014. The workshop aims to bring together leaders in the area of off-grid village energy, including poilcymakers, NGOs, entrepreneurs and other experts.